Eric Pollard is the tireless, driving force behind the sprawling, ever-changing great American music machine known as Actual Wolf. He describes the sound as “red-eyed rock and roll for the hippie soul.” Turn it up and pass it around. In the past decade the multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter has performed with Retribution Gospel Choir, Sun Kil Moon and Low while also recording and touring as Actual Wolf. A new full-length album, Hometown Hero, was released in September. The band includes Misisipi Mike Wolf and Al Church on guitars, Ted O’Connell on bass, Ian Taylor Sutton on pedal steel and Andrew Griffin on drums.